The NAMM Foundation has announced the nominees for its 31st Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. The awards celebrate the best in professional audio and sound production. Voting begins Dec. 1st, with winners announced at a Saturday evening, Jan. 23, 2016 awards event held in the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom and via a live event web stream during the 2016 NAMM Show.
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Broadcast and streaming media will be a focal point of the educational sessions and discussion at the 139th AES International Convention, happening Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2015 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Audio, video, and digital media professionals are slated to present on a variety of topics regarding content, delivery, technology, and more, curated by Broadcast and Streaming Media Track Chairman David Bialik.
Acoustics researchers, professionals, educators, and students are welcomed to Halifax for three days of plenary lectures and technical sessions. The Canadian Acoustical Association Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with the conference, along with the Acoustical Standards Committee Meeting, the conference banquet, and an exhibition of acoustical equipment and services.
IMSTA FESTA Toronto, which is taking place Oct. 17 at Ryerson University, has announced Jimmy Douglass will deliver the keynote speech at this years’ event. Jimmy Douglass is an American four-time Grammy-winning recording engineer and record producer, whose prolific career has spanned more than four decades.
In the early 1970s Douglass worked with some of the greatest engineers, producers, and record moguls including Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Ahmet Ertegun. He went on to work with great Atlantic Recording artists such as Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway, Led Zepellin, and AC/DC to name a few. During the 1980s, he engineered and produced established artists including The Rolling Stones, Roxy Music and Gang of Four. In 1994, he began working with up and coming contemporary R&B/hip hop producer Timbaland and served as his main engineer for more than a decade. They would eventually collaborate on classic projects from artists such as Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Ginuwine and Jay-Z.
Speaking proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 NAB Show, which will be held April 16-21, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to the world’s largest expo of media and entertainment technologies, NAB Show offers educational opportunities that demonstrate how innovations in digital media may generate new business and career opportunities.
On Oct. 17, 2015 the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) and Ryerson University will partner to host the second annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto, a product showcase and education event focused on music technology and designed for professional and semi-professional musicians, songwriters, music producers, and audio engineers, as well as music students and educators. It is a free event.
Organizers say their educational panels and Q&As will bring together an array of industry experts to discuss the state of the music business, technology, and more. Last year’s event include a keynote Q&A with American audio engineer, record producer, and DJ, Young Guru, as well as a Cooking Beats seminar with Rich Kidd and WondaGurl. Manufacturers and distributors will also be showcasing the latest music creation technologies at the exhibition.
The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has released the Technical Program details for the 139th International AES Convention, which will be held Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, 2015, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Bringing together individuals of all skill and experience levels from around the world, the AES139 Convention offers attendees four full days of comprehensive Technical Program presentations including workshops, tutorials, paper sessions, student and career development events, special events, and more. These events are designed to showcase latest technologies and techniques in the fields of recording and production, live sound, broadcast and streaming, mixing and mastering, audio for gaming, system integration, and other topics. Additionally, AES139 will offer three full days of pro audio manufacturer exhibition, as well as free specialized presentations on the convention’s Live Sound Expo (LSE) and Project Studio Expo (PSE) stages. Advanced Registration pricing is still available, as well as free Exhibits-Plus badges.
This Monday, Aug. 31st, is the last day that visitors can pre-register for free entry to PLASA Show 2015, one of the largest annual business events for the live entertainment technology industry. Organizers say international pre-registrations are at their highest level since the show moved to ExCel on London, England in 2013, with registrations coming from over 90 countries so far.
PLASA Show 2015 takes place at London’s ExCel from Oct. 4-6, 2015. On site entry will cost £25.
With AES’s 139th International Convention just around the corner in October in New York City, the organization how now announced that its next European convention, AES 140, will return to Paris, France, taking place June 4–7, 2016. The AES140 “Call for Papers” and other deadlines are to be announced in the coming months as the AES prepares for its next European Convention.